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Psychology

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GCSE £25.00£22.50
A-Level £25.00£22.50

Sociology

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GCSE £25.00£22.50
A-Level £30.00£27.00

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Personal Description:

I am a friendly and experienced teacher who has been Head of Department for 4 years. I have an excellent sense of humor and believe in teaching in a relaxed yet functional environment.

At Worcester College of Technology GCSE Psychology and Sociology pass rates were 100% A-C; in my final year 100% achieved A grades for Sociology. A level results were also excellent with 70% A-C grades in my final year for both Psychology and Sociology. Prior to my employment A-level results were poor averaging 40% pass rate A-C grade for Psychology.

Whilst working at King Edwards VI College an overall Grade 1 rating by Ofsted was achieved, I am proud to say that the Psychology Department was also considered ‘outstanding’; examination results were also high, 98% pass rate for Psychology and 75% of students achieving grade A-B. King Edward VI College was a high achieving establishment so I have experience of teaching at high achieving institutions.

I have been privileged in working in a variety of institutions including an international school in Hong Kong, whilst working at West Island School, the highest ever I.B. results in ESF Psychology were achieved and also the highest pass rate in the school in 2010 with 55% gaining level 6’s. In 2011 the Psychology results were outstanding, the average grade for Higher level was 6 and for Standard level 6.3 which is well above the national average (4.55) and above the average of the Individual and Societies Department at West Island School which was 5.65. This was achieved even with significant increases in student numbers choosing Psychology. Prior to my employment, results were average and few students wanted to study Psychology, I am proud to say during my time at the School, I taught more than half of the Upper School cohort and it became the most popular subject in Group 3.

In every establishment I have worked in standards have been raised alongside achievement.

I also currently mark for Psychology A- level AQA Unit's 1 and 4, in addition to I.B. Standard level in Psychology also.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been teaching since 2000 and my teaching experiences is listed below.

Employment History
January 2016- present.
Teacher of Psychology.
Lichfield Cathedral School.

August 2014- Christmas 2015
Head of Psychology
King’s High School for Girl’s, Smith Street, Warwick**Removed By Admin**



• Teaching AQA B Psychology (Year 12) and the new A level (AQA- 2015)
• Creating schemes of work and resources for the department for the new A level
• Writing departmental reports, exam analysis, departmental handbook and gifted and talented/ departmental action plans
• Monitoring and tracking student progress
• Monitoring teaching and learning in Psychology
• Year 12 Form Tutor, Year 10 Form Tutor

April 2012- August 2014
Head of Social Sciences
Kingsley College. Woodrow Drive, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 7UH

• Sole teacher of OCR Psychology (Year 13)
• Teaching AQA B Psychology (Year 12 and Year 13)
• Creating schemes of work and resources for the department
• Creating Action Plans
• Monitoring and tracking student progress
• Monitoring teaching and learning in Psychology
• Year 12 Form Tutor

September 2011- April 2012
Temporary Teacher of Psychology (maternity cover)
Bishop’s Stortford College, 10 Maze Green Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2PJ

• Teaching all areas of the AQA Specification B Psychology Curriculum

Jan 2009- August 2011
Head of Psychology, full- time teacher, West Island School, 250 Victoria Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, **Removed By Admin**
• Teaching all areas of the International Baccalaureate Psychology Curriculum
• Theory of Knowledge teacher
• P.E. Teacher
• KS3 Humanities teacher (Geography, History, Religious Studies)
• Creating and maintaining an interactive Psychology website
• Classroom management/ behaviour management
• Planning and preparation of teaching material
• Creating and updating scheme’s of work for the department
• Attending regular meetings as my role of Head of Department and reporting back to my Head of Faulty and Vice Principal.
• Creating scheme’s of work and resources that are differentiated, include the use of IT as well extension activities (Gifted and Talented)
• Assessment, marking, report writing, parents evenings
• Open evenings and Induction tutor
• Form Tutor (years 8, 9 and 10)
• Maintaining and creating a handbook for the department
• Creating a resources list from the library, web pages, book etc.
• Moderation of Internal Assessments (coursework) and mock examinations
• Liaising with Psychology Departments within other ESF schools.
• Examination entry administration
• Predicted grades for UCAS
• Extended Essay Supervisor
• Managing Psychology based Extended Essay


2003- 2009
Full- time Teacher of Psychology, King Edward VI College, Stourbridge, West Midlands, **Removed By Admin**
• Teaching all areas of the Edexcel A level Psychology Curriculum
• Creating and maintaining an interactive Psychology website
• Classroom management/ behaviour management
• Planning and preparation of teaching material
• Assessment/ marking/ report writing/ parents evenings
• Open evenings and Induction Tutor
• Form Tutor (year’s 12 and 13)
• General studies & Key Skills Tutor
• Dyslexia mentor

2006- 2007
Part- time Teacher of Psychology (evening class), Wolverley C E Secondary School, Blakeshall Lane, Wolverley, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 5XQ

• Mentoring Psychology staff
• Teaching Edexcel A2 Psychology
• Creating resources to be distributed around the department and used in teaching
• Managing coursework

2000- 2003
Full- time Teacher of psychology, Worcester College of Technology, Deansway, Worcester, WR1 2JQ

• Teaching all areas of AQA A- level Psychology Curriculum
• Teaching all areas of OCR GCSE Psychology Curriculum
• Teaching all areas of SEG GCSE Sociology Curriculum
• Teaching all areas of AQA GCE Sociology Curriculum
• Creating and maintaining an interactive Psychology website
• Classroom management/ behaviour management
• Planning and preparation of teaching material
• Assessment/ marking/ report writing/ parents evenings
• Open evenings and Induction Tutor
• Personal Tutor (years 12 and 13)
• Key Skills Tutor

August 1998- July 2000
European Education Centre, Pireaus, Greece

• Teacher of English as a Foreign Language

Tutoring Approach:

I try to make lessons as practical as possible and enjoy using ‘prop’s to aid learning… I also use directed challenging questioning specific to each student’s ability, I plan the main questions I am going to ask in advance to really push my tutee's. I would set work weekly so I can see areas that need improving. I am a big believer in creating writing frames for my students which have proved to be very effective. I also will ensure my tutee's keep a key terminology word bank for Psychology and Sociology, as accurate definitions are key to gaining a higher grade. I will regularly test my students on these and set timed assessments, to help gain examination experience. I also will provide targets on marked work, weekly, to be worked on by my student(s).

I am very proactive and my knowledge of both Psychology and Sociology is 'second to none!

Qualifications:

  • Wolverhampton University (2002) - Psychology and Sociology A- level/ GCSE (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • Aston University (1998) - Psychology & Socail Studies (2:2) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Kidderminster College of F.E. (1994) - A levels- Sociology (C), Government and Politics (C) and Psychology (A) (College) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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